Fans of NBC’s hit comedy The Good Place were thrilled to see that E! played an excellent joke on Jameela Jamil, one of the show’s stars, during the Golden Globes red carpet.
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) January 6, 2019
On The Good Place, Jamil plays a character named Tahani Al-Jamil. While she walked the carpet, E! showed her name in the on-screen chyron below her. Only, instead of using her actual name, they used the name of her character’s very hated (but recently reconciled) sister, Kamilah Al-Jamil, who always outshone her.
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 6, 2019
E! is owned by NBC, so it makes sense that they’d play a joke on Jamil.
People on Twitter loved this totally meta joke.
THEY CALLED HER KAMILAH AL JAMIL I’M HAVING A STROKE pic.twitter.com/GI5rr8CaJM
— maddie (@denisviIlenueve) January 6, 2019
— sarah (@schweptaway) January 6, 2019
Kamilah upstages her sister again pic.twitter.com/OpExAs32X6
— Ashley Clement (@AshleyRenee29) January 6, 2019
— RGM (@woaitsrubygrace) January 6, 2019
e-news just put jameela’s name as “kamilah al-jamil” the audacity i’m SCREAMING
— bella (@yaelgrogbIas) January 6, 2019
Well-played, whoever writes the chyrons at E! Well-played. (Slow clap.)